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Poster: Bridgewater Video Date: Sep 23, 2006 3:28pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Format questions for release of Stock Footage

I originally posted this in movies forums by mistake. I now felt it belonged in the open sources forum more - I originally posted:.....Hello, I have only known of the Archive for a year, but I have been involved in photography for many years. I am thinking of releasing a large amount of stock footage for free thru the archive. I could do this as single clips or release them 10 at a time. My originals are AVI quality. I want to release the best quality clips I can. I am currently releasing several "Stock Footage clips" with an MPEG-2 for DVD formating. These were created on an Vegas 6.0 NLE. The first release single and combined samples can now be found under an Archive search for "Bridgewater Video" or "stock footage". The first question I wished to ask is, does the forum or the Archive have suggestions about a format available on the Internet Archive that will give a higher quality than the MPEG-2 for DVD that I am now using to create the clips I post? I have seen references to DVX, MPEG 4 and other formats that I am not familiar with. My second question is, should I make seperate Internet Archive releases for each clip, or combine the clips and release them 10 at a time? I can't decide. Any comments or input from the forum or the archive would be helpful. Thanks!

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Poster: Paul Jack Date: Nov 2, 2006 5:49pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Format questions for release of Stock Footage

Honestly, if I were you I would just upload the .AVI files. That way people could use them in their DV projects with no generational loss of quality from transcoding.

And it would seem easier for consumers if you created a separate item for each individual clip of stock footage. If you upload enough them, the Archive might group them into a collection for easy browsing.

Hope that helps,

-Paul

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Poster: Bridgewater Video Date: Nov 2, 2006 6:38pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Format questions for release of Stock Footage

Hi Paul, I just wanted to say thanks for the good advice. I had hesitated to use AVIs because of the file size. I was very grateful when the Archive told me AVIs were welcome. To my great pleasure the folks at the Archive have been very, very supportive. You can now find a growing collection of "stock footage" in it's own section. Go to "Movies" within the Archive and you will find a whole bunch of materials from many folks.... Of course, much of the Archive marked "Public Domain" could be seen as "Stock Footage", but I think you might find this different....Thanks again.

This post was modified by Bridgewater Video on 2006-11-03 02:38:40

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Poster: ARossi Date: Nov 2, 2006 6:03pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Format questions for release of Stock Footage

Hi Paul,

http://www.archive.org/details/stock_footage

We just put it up yesterday! :-)

Alexis